I’m reading “the Birth order book” a section is dedicated to Marriage which I found intriguing. According to it the happiest couple combination is oldest daughter to youngest son (who is not an only son). The most conflictive matches are oldest daughter to oldest son or only daughter to only son.
I’m the oldest daughter in my family and my husband is the oldest son in his, this book was dead on when it came to our strengths and weaknesses. It was uncanny.
So now I’m curious, which birth order are you? Did you marry the same? the opposite?
Apparently Mutual attraction wins and chastity loses, good health also takes a hit.
My husband graduated from night school this May, our girls finished another school year, we went to my brother’s wedding, our daughter celebrated her first communion that same weekend, my sister’s wedding is in August, my husband got a great job offer in the South and he’s thinking about taking it, and our ninth wedding Anniversary is tomorrow. The years have been good and they’ve been full, here’s to many more!
I haven’t listened to this video in it’s entirety but all of Fr. Ripperger’s talks I have heard have been very good.
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Interesting poll I found on twitter:
Some common sense on these matters (brought to my attention by Fr.Z):
In the mornings you smoothed the sheets.
If I was up early,
I’d watch your ringed hand glide
across the textured quilt.
Once I asked why
you were left to the remaking.
He has other work.
And I young (untried)
and privy to such encounters still,
felt stupid to have asked.
“Since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, a Jezebel spirit roams about the world seeking to convince women to usurp authority within the family – take the scepter from the man – while an Ahab-like spirit infects countless men causing them to flee from responsibility – shrink from exercising their God-given authority. Granted that men and women are equal in their human dignity, God has brought order to this equality. Remember that Adam was created first and then came Eve. First the head of the family was created and then the helpmate – created from Adam’s side making Eve the heart of the human family. But then came sin and with sin infection within the divine institution of marriage. The key to restoring marriage – the key to defeat the Jezebel spirit and the weakness of Ahab is found in St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians: Wives should be submissive to their husbands as if to the Lord because the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is Head of the Body the Church, as well as her Savior. As the Church submits to Christ, so wives should submit to their husbands in everything. . . “
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